Jonathan Coppage researches urbanism and the built environment, especially the ways in which government regulations distort and inhibit the building of flourishing communities and civil-society institutions.

Jonathan previously served as a senior staff editor at The American Conservative, where he wrote and edited on politics and culture, and founded the magazine’s new urbanism initiative. He was also a Publius fellow at the Claremont Institute and a Hertog political studies fellow.

Jonathan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from North Carolina State University and studied in the fundamentals program at the University of Chicago.

He lives in New York.


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